Thailand approves farmers’ aid fund for 2020 World

Thailand approves farmers’ aid fund for 2020

The Thai Commerce Ministry has approved a farmers aid fund worth 4.38 billion THB (145 million USD) for the 2020 fiscal year, focusing on rice, tapioca, palm oil, fruit, shrimp, pork, eggs, salt, onions and garlic.
Indonesia expands green fuel production World

Indonesia expands green fuel production

Secretary General of the Indonesian National Energy Committee Djoko Siswanto said the country is developing green fuel as an end-product of palm oil, to reduce the country's reliance on costly oil imports. ​
Indonesia to develop biofuel-run locomotives ASEAN

Indonesia to develop biofuel-run locomotives

State-owned railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) Persero is working with private logistic railway service firms Servo Railway and Progress Rail for designing locomotives run on B100 biodiesel.
Palm oil blamed for 39 percent of forest loss in Borneo island World

Palm oil blamed for 39 percent of forest loss in Borneo island

The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39 percent of forest loss on the biodiversity-rich island of Borneo between 2000 and 2018, according to data from the Centre for International Forest Research (CIFOR), a research firm based in Indonesia.